Press Releases

Treasurer Kennedy To Give Republican Response To Governor’s Address

BATON ROUGE, LA -State Treasurer John Kennedy will give the Republican response tonight to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ televised address. Treasurer Kennedy will speak for five minutes, beginning at 6:43:30 p.m., from WVLA-TV in Baton…

State Bond Commission Approves $33.8 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $1.8 million in interest savings BATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $33.8 million for projects statewide and approved more than $1.8 million in interest savings at its…

Treasurer Kennedy: End All State Contracts With Convicted Consultant

BATON ROUGE, LA -State Treasurer John Kennedy urged state officials today to cancel any existing consulting contracts with consultant Dr. Kera E. Moseley and her companies. “Dr. Moseley was found guilty last week of fraudulently…

State Revenues Continue To Drop

BATON ROUGE, La. – The December 2015 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2015-2016 was $3.469 billion, a 15% decrease compared to that time last year. Sales tax, severance tax…

Moody’s Warns That Louisiana Has A Structural Budget Deficit

BATON ROUGE, LA – Moody’s Investors Service warned today that Louisiana has years of unresolved structural budget deficits and needs to act quickly in order to achieve credible balance, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy….

State Revenues Are Down

BATON ROUGE, La. – The November 2015 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2015-2016 was $2.796 billion, a 12% decrease compared to that time last year. Sales tax, severance tax…

State Bond Commission Approves $468 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $2 million in interest savingsBATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $468 million for projects statewide and approved more than $2 million in savings at its November 19…

State Revenues Continue To Drop

BATON ROUGE, LA. – The October 2015 Net Receipts Report shows that total state revenue thus far for 2015-2016 was $2.177 billion, a 14% decrease compared to that time last year. Sales tax receipt growth…

Louisiana’s START College Savings Program Named Fifth Best In U.S.

BATON ROUGE, LA – Christian Science Monitor news organization has named Louisiana’s START College Savings Program as the fifth best 529 plan in the nation, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy. “START is a great…

State Bond Commission Approves $544 Million for Local Projects

Panel also approved more than $3.7 million in interest savingsBATON ROUGE, LA – The State Bond Commission approved $544 million for projects statewide and approved more than $3.7 million in savings at its October 15…